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Thomusseit, Wilps and Mack Reach Podium at University Nationals




May 28, 2013

Akron, Ohio – Max Thomusseit, Tyler Wilps and Shelton Mack of the Pitt wrestling team all reached the podium at the prestigious Asics University Freestyle Championship this past weekend in Akron, Ohio.

Thomusseit led the way with a third place finish at 84 kg. Thomusseit was dominant in his first three matches winning by pin and a pair of tech falls respectively to reach the quarterfinals. In the quarters, Thomusseit made easy work of Jack Dechow of VBRTC with a 7-2 decision before dropping a hard fought 9-8 decision to Ed Ruth (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) in the semis. Thomusseit bounced back from the loss and took third with decisions over Gabe Dean (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club) and Kenneth Courts (Ohio State) in consolation matches.

Wilps also had a strong showing placing fourth at 79 kg. After winning his opening match in the main draw with a tech fall, Wilps dropped a decision in the second round sending him to the consolation bracket. In the consis, Wilps ran off an impressive seven-consecutive victories, with four coming by technical fall before dropping the third place bout.

Mack was the final Panther grappler to reach the podium with a seventh place showing at 60kg. Mack earned his spot on the podium with a 6-5 decision over Erik Spjut of NRV Mat Club in the seventh place match.  

Thomusseit, Wilps and Mack led a contingent of 15 current and former Panthers who competed in the event for the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club. Complete match-by-match results can be found below.   

2013 ASICS University Nationals - FS Results for Pittsburgh Wrestling Club
Men 60 kg - Anthony Zanetta's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by pin over Buddy Scarborough (VBRTC) (Pin 4:05)
Champ. Round 3 - Johnni Julius (OHIO STATE) won by decision over Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 4 - Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Terry Turner (Michigan Wrestling Club) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Nick Wilcox (husky wrestling club) won by tech fall over Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)

Men 60 kg - Shelton Mack's place is 7th and has scored 10.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Steven Cox (Citadel Old Timers Club, Inc.) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Bricker Dixon (Cornell University) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 4 - Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Scott Festejo (VBRTC) (Dec 6-5)
Quarterfinal - Mark Grey (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 8 - Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nick Smith (Northern Illinois) (TF 13-3)
Cons. Round 9 - Jade Rauser (Wolverine Wrestling Club) won by decision over Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-7)
7th Place Match - Shelton Mack (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Erik Spjut (NRV Mat Club) (Dec 6-5)

Men 63 kg - Derrick Nelson's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Eli Bienstock (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Derrick Nelson (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Derrick Nelson (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Garret Garness (Bobcat Wrestling Club) won by decision over Derrick Nelson (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 10-5)

Men 63 kg - Travis Shaffer's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Wright (Viking Wrestling Club) won by pin over Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Pin 4:58)
Cons. Round 1 - Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by pin over Cullen King (King college) (Pin 0:19)
Cons. Round 3 - Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nathan Coburn (gunston wc) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by pin over Tyler Hunt (Wolfpack Wrestling Club) (Pin 1:12)
Cons. Round 5 - Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Angelo Amenta (NYAC - Harlem) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 6 - Mike Labry (NYAC) won by pin over Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Pin 3:29)

Men 66 kg - Ty Lydic's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ty Lydic (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Victor Haro (Badger Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Robbie Mathers (OTC) won by pin over Ty Lydic (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Pin 1:47)
Cons. Round 2 - Ty Lydic (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Luke Vaith (BLUE & GOLD WRESTLING CLUB) won by tech fall over Ty Lydic (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)

Men 70 kg - Cole Sheptock's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cole Sheptock (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Cole Sheptock (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Alex Griffin (Midwest RTC) (Dec 4-3)
Champ. Round 3 - Kevin Hartnett (husky wrestling club) won by tech fall over Cole Sheptock (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Tucker Ray (Wolverine Wrestling Club) won by decision over Cole Sheptock (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 12-10)

Men 70 kg - Domenic Pietropeolo's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Domenic Pietropeolo (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Domenic Pietropeolo (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Dalton Mudgett (MO Valley Wrestling) (TF 14-4)
Champ. Round 3 - Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Domenic Pietropeolo (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 12-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Alex Griffin (Midwest RTC) won by decision over Domenic Pietropeolo (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-0)

Men 70 kg - Eric Nutter's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Eric Nutter (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Ash (Gardner-Webb) won by decision over Eric Nutter (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 16-9)
Cons. Round 2 - Eric Nutter (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Tywan Claxton (Bobcat Wrestling Club) won by decision over Eric Nutter (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 12-7)

Men 74 kg - Troy Reaghard's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Troy Reaghard (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Walt Gillmor (Hawkeye Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Troy Reaghard (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 11-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Troy Reaghard (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Troy Reaghard (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Jeremy Miller (TEAM TORNADO) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Holden Packard (Bronco WC) won by decision over Troy Reaghard (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-5)

Men 79 kg - Tyler Wilps's place is 4th and has scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Matthew McCrary (Team Thunder) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Tanner Weatherman (Iowa State) won by decision over Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 9-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over James Frascella (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) (TF 12-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nicholas Veling (Badger Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Brian Brill (Lehigh Valley Athletic Club) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Hayden Zillmer (Bison WC) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 6 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Cody Caldwell (Panther Wrestling Club) (TF 12-1)
Cons. Round 7 - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Duke Pickett (Cornell University) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Semi - Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jesse Shanaman (Cornell University) (Dec 13-4)
3rd Place Match - Matthew Brown (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 13-2)

Men 84 kg - Max Thomusseit's place is 3rd and has scored 25.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by pin over Colin Farawell (Bison Legend Wrestling Clubh) (Pin 2:51)
Champ. Round 2 - Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over James Mannier (Navy Mat Club) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Logan Kellogg (Viking Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Quarterfinal - Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jack Dechow (VBRTC) (Dec 7-2)
Semifinal - Edward Ruth (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) won by decision over Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 9-8)
Cons. Semi - Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Gabe Dean (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club) (Dec 3-1)
3rd Place Match - Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Kenneth Courts (OHIO STATE) (Dec 3-0)

Men 84 kg - Pj Tasser's place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by pin over Wesley Phipps (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) (Pin 2:03)
Champ. Round 2 - Alex Meyer (Hawkeye Wrestling Club) won by decision over Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 11-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Jon Volp (Minnesota Storm) (TF 11-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nick Vetell (AppStateRTC) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Matthew Miller (Navy Mat Club) (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 5 - Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by decision over Brett Pfarr (Minnesota Storm) (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 6 - Jack Dechow (VBRTC) won by decision over Pj Tasser (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 7-5)

Men 96 kg - Matt Wilps's place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over MichaelMi Mirra (husky wrestling club) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Ryan Garringer (Bobcat Wrestling Club) (TF 12-2)
Champ. Round 3 - Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Willie Miklus (Indianola) (TF 14-4)
Quarterfinal - Cayle Byers (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) won by decision over Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 6 - Evan Brown (Cyclone Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)

Men 120 kg - Daniel Kornberg's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mimmo Lytle (Golden Pride Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Daniel Kornberg (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Robert Zappitelli (Lake Erie Elite) won by tech fall over Daniel Kornberg (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)

Men 120 kg - Joel Yahner's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Denzel Dejournette (AppStateRTC) won by tech fall over Joel Yahner (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Joel Yahner (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Jeremy Johnson (Bobcat Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Joel Yahner (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) (TF 14-4)


 

 

 

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